Ubisoft has confirmed that the Assassin’s Creed series will take a break next year, so there won’t be a new game in the series in 2019.
Gamespot caught word from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who explained…
“On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2017] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year. It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”
Asked whether or not there would be a spin-off game introduced next year (presumably similar to the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles titles or maybe a similar game in a separate universe) and Guillemot explained that there will just be DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey instead, saying…
“What you’ll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin’s Creed Odyssey]. The team really want to give, on a regular basis, some new possibilities for play, so when you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually.”
“[The time] gave the team the possibility to really bring what they wanted to. The community has been responding very well to it and when I see what we are bringing with Odyssey I know that the community that got back in with Origins will be amazed.”
So far nothing about Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey looks standout. The combat is still a very disjointed bastardization of the Soulsborne games, and the focus this time around seems to be on turning Assassin’s Creed into a miniature Mass Effect style game, with a large focus being on the romance options for the two lead characters.
It’s a dangerous road to take, sacrificing the core elements of what made Assassin’s Creed popular in order to pursue BioWare’s former audience.
Given that the game no longer has a focus on stealth and parkour, and seems to have abandoned its own unique combat system for a janky version of Dark Souls, I’ve already been abandoned as a consumer since Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Nevertheless, you can look for the alternate history fantasy game to launch this fall for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.